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Thu 21 Apr 2022

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Prana…Breath and Music

Musicians – vocalists and instrumentalists – must pay great attention to their breath on a day-to-day basis. It shapes phrases, their tonal control, endurance and posture. Pranayama plays a dual role in musicians- keeping their energy levels and mind calm. Various forms of Pranayama teach the right technique of breathing and help to make use of the abdominal muscles. These include Ujjayi Pranayama, Brahamari pranayama, Nadishodhana pranayama. 

Join Dr Jayashree S Bhat and Smt Sudha Ragunathan on 21st April, 2022 at 6.30 PM IST where they bring their expertise in the right form of breathing for musicians.


Sudha Ragunathan

Carnatic Musician

Sudha Ragunathan is an Indian Carnatic vocalist, singer and composer. She was conferred the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1994, Padma Shri (2004) and Padma Bhushan (2015) by the Government of India, and Sangeetha Kalanidhi by Madras Music Academy in 2013. Trained under Dr. ML Vasanthakumari in the gurukula style, it involved considerable amounts of listening to the teacher and other practitioners to absorb their style and oeuvre.


Dr Jayashree S Bhat

Audiologist, Speech Language Pathologist, Manipal University

Dr Jayashree S Bhat is an Audiologist, Speech Language Pathologist and Swallowing Therapist at Manipal University. She is also the Founder principal of Taranga School for the Hearing Impaired Shimoga and Bhadravathi. Guided more than 60 PG dissertations related to Audiology Speech Language Pathology. She received a grant to conduct a study on “Pranayama and voice related quality of life among teachers” by SATYAM Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2015. Some of her notable work on Pranayama are “Immediate effects of “Ujjayi Pranayama” on aerodynamic, acoustic and self perception parameters of voice in professional voice use; and Effect of Bhramari Pranayama on the Acoustic and Aerodynamic Parameters of Voice in Normophonic Females.